Independent Strategic Analysis of Australia’s Global Interests

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Future Directions for Northern Australia

19 April 2011 | Coverage

    Northern Australia, that region of Australia north of the Tropic of Capricorn, provides a wealth of economic opportunities for our nation. This region is also strategically important for the vital role it plays in border protection and as an interface for broader engagement with neighbouring states and the wider region. Northern Australia is…

Energy Security

19 April 2011 | Coverage

    Australia needs to be assured of sufficient energy resources to meet its requirements in the foreseeable future. The Scoping Question to satisfy this analytical requirement might be expressed as follows:   What are Australia’s energy requirements to 2030 and how might these best be met? In considering this question, there are a number…

Developments in the Indian Ocean Region

19 April 2011 | Coverage

  The Indian Ocean is critical to global trade and food and energy security. Resources increasingly are being exploited by its littoral and island states. It is also a stage for the pursuit of global strategic and regional military and security interests. As the region emerges to become one of the twenty-first century’s leading strategic…

Future Directions International

18 April 2011 | Uncategorised

Future Directions International is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Perth Western Australia. It was established in 2000 by Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia. FDI’s primary aim is to…

Chairman’s Welcome

18 April 2011 | Uncategorised

              Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery  (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia. FDI’s…

FDI Internship Programme

17 April 2011 | Be Involved

Thank you for your interest in the FDI Internship Programme.  Future Directions International, in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Notre Dame University and the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University, is pleased to offer internships that provide credit towards a university degree course. FDI invites high-achieving…

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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